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Re: SCOUTED: Bush is Not Incompetent

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  • Julia Thompson
    ... Hey, Chris, good to have you here! Dan is in Texas, as am I. What district are you in (or do you not want to share that?). I m in 31. Julia
    Message 1 of 32 , Jul 1 9:01 AM
      Chris Frandsen wrote:

      > I agree with your analysis of the incumbent problem. I live in Texas
      > and the travesty of gerrymandering hit very close to home after a mid
      > census redistricting. I have heard from one source that incumbents
      > now have a 98% return rate due to this type of redistricting. What
      > ever happened to Newt's Contract with America and the pledge to not
      > run again not to mention a balanced budget? Once again incumbents who
      > do not have to worry about reelection are moving away from the social
      > contract to represent them and are more likely to pay attention to
      > the dollars offered to their campaigns by big business. Please also
      > note that there is very little interest in Congress or the Executive
      > branch to push civics education in our schools. Very little if any
      > dollars that I know of have been earmarked for that purpose in the
      > "No Child Left Behind" programs.

      Hey, Chris, good to have you here!

      Dan is in Texas, as am I. What district are you in (or do you not want
      to share that?). I'm in 31.

      Julia

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    • Robert Seeberger
      ... From: Doug Pensinger To: Killer Bs Discussion Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 12:23 PM Subject: Re: SCOUTED: Bush
      Message 32 of 32 , Jul 6 2:58 PM
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Doug Pensinger" <brighto@...>
        To: "Killer Bs Discussion" <brin-l@...>
        Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 12:23 PM
        Subject: Re: SCOUTED: Bush is Not Incompetent


        > On Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:13:45 -0000, jdiebremse
        > <jdiebremse@...> wrote:
        >
        >> --- In brin-l@yahoogroups.com, Doug Pensinger <brighto@...> wrote:
        >>> But he didn't _run_ the campaign at all. He smiled, waved and
        >>> read
        >>> canned speeches. Rove et al ran the campaign.
        >>
        >> I won't pretend to have any real day-to-day knowledge of how the
        >> Bush '00 and Bush '04 campaigns were run. It is worth noting,
        >> however, that before running for Governor of Texas, Bush was a
        >> political hack and campaign strategist. He may, in fact, be the
        >> first
        >> former "political operative" to become US President. As such, I
        >> would
        >> expect that, when it came to the running of the campaigns, it is
        >> unlikely that he was just an empty suit letting others handle it
        >> for
        >> him.
        >
        > What campaigns did he work on besides his father's unsuccessful
        > reelection campaign? How well do you think he would have done
        > without "the Architect"?
        >

        Heh......He left the Air Guard to work on someone's campaign if you
        recall.



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